Nevada Is Now The Second State With A Health Care Public Option

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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) signed a law on Wednesday that creates a new state health insurance plan to compete with private insurance companies, making Nevada the second state, after Washington, with a public health insurance option.

Local news station KLAS reports:

The Nevada Public Option essentially allows the state to work with private insurers to craft low-cost policies. The policies will not become available until at least 2026, the law said.

“By leveraging the state’s existing health care infrastructure and reducing costs, it is my hope that Nevadans will have improved access to comprehensive insurance,” the governor said in a tweet Wednesday.

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Image credit: @GovSisolak / Twitter

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